Maxine (Dunn) Glencross

May 19, 1932October 2, 2021

It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the death of our dear mother, Maxine Mary (Dunn) Glencross, wife of the late Gilmour Glencross, at her home in New Maryland, NB.

Maxine was born in Atholville, NB – the fifth of twelve children to Henry Dunn and Dorothy (Dora) Hutchison Dunn.

The family would eventually move to Eel River Crossing where Maxine would meet Gilmour. They married in November of 1953. Maxine and Gilmour would raise their seven children in Dalhousie, NB where she would remain until her health made it necessary to move closer to her daughters.

Life presented many challenges for mom along the way; illness forced her to drop out of school in grade nine; because she never completed school she made it very clear to her children that no matter what – they would get an education! When Gilmour’s health declined in his mid-thirties, Maxine went looking for work to support the family, working as a cook at the Restigouche Hospital Center and eventually at the Dalhousie Nursing home where she worked until she retired. Despite her busy life, mom always made time for her family. Vacations were always to visit her siblings in Nova Scotia or Ontario. She always maintained a close relationship with her brothers and sisters and their families, earning her the title of “favourite aunt” from many of her nephews and nieces. She cared for her mother as Dora’s health declined and was by her side when she passed away. She was also by the side of three of her younger brothers when they passed away – they asked for her, and without hesitation she flew to be with them in their final days.

Our home was the gathering place for neighborhood kids, our doors were never locked and our friends knew that if they needed a place to sleep they were welcomed, mom always made sure there were extra pillows and blankets left out just in case.

There are so many stories to tell of her generosity, her struggles, and her losses. Despite how difficult losing her is for her family, we know that she is where she has wanted to be for many years – with her beloved Gilmour and their son and daughter.

Maxine is survived by her children Arlene (Jackie Greenman) of Fredericton, Morris (Lynn) of Charlo, NB, Albert (Anchita) of Burlington, Ontario and Merica (Rob Chase) of New Maryland, NB and by her oldest son, Gilmour Jr. (Kathy) of Islandview, NB. Nanny will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, Nathan (Tracy), Trevor and Jessie (Joel), Oliver (Katie), Will and Anna(Will), Michael (Shana), Andrew and Mikaella, Kristoffer (her favourite!), Zachary and Isaac and Billy (libby), and her great-grandchildren, Ivy, Oceanna, Cheyenne, Raegan, Kamden, Miley, Harrison, Reggie, Lucas, Nowlan and Lauren. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Merica Robinson of Pictou, Nova Scotia and by sisters-in law, Mary Dunn of Calgary, Marlene Dunn and Judy Dunn of Niagara Falls and son-in-law John Grenier of Dalhousie, NB as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Gilmour and her son Barry and Daughter Sharon (Grenier) as well as her brothers Arnold, Henry, Carl, Ivan, Arthur, Rundle, Albert and Ernest, sister Dorothy Walsh and by infant sister Adeline, sisters in law Yvonne Dunn, Joyce Dunn, Dorothy (Glencross) Muzzell, Velma (Glencross) Guitard and brothers in law Burnie Walsh and Preston Glencross.

Mom’s greatest loss was that of her children, she held on for many days – passing away on the same day as her cherished daughter. As difficult as it is for us to let you go, we know you are at peace and with the ones you have loved and lost.

A private family service will be held at Maher's Funeral Home, Dalhousie.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Dalhousie. (506)789-1699 or toll free (855) 404-1699 email:


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Maxine (Dunn) Glencross

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Lucy Beaudry

October 18, 2021

To Maxine's family my deepest condolences to all.
I remember looking after 5 of the children one summer at the big house on the hill in Point la Nim. The kids were sweet and kind, a reflection of their wonderful parents.

Kristi Walsh

October 10, 2021

So sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. Please accept my condolences.

Mona Allard

October 8, 2021

So sorry of hearing of Maxine Glencross. All my deepest sympathy to the family.During this sad time.
Maxine and Sharon work with my mother Shirley Allard in the kitchen at the Dalhousie nursing home. These good women work for the Union at nursing home.
Maxine go rest now and be with you love one.
Mona Allard of Dalhousie.

Randolph Audfroid

October 6, 2021


Wayne and I would like to extend our sincere sympathies to you, Jackie and your family on the passing of your mother. (Arlene, you inherited your mother's smile!)
We wish you the very best going forward.

Randy & Wayne

Nancie and Earl Quigley

October 5, 2021

I was so fortunate to have worked with Maxine. She was always so efficient and easy going. It was so difficult for her to lose Sharon. Sincere sympathy to all the family

Carolyn Duke & Paul Armsworthy

October 5, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing and hope fond memories of her help you during this time.
Our love and thoughts are with Arlene, Jackie and family during this very difficult time.

Gilles LePage

October 5, 2021

A loved one has just left. How to express in simple words the great emotion and the infinite sadness that we feel in the depths of our heart. We offer you and the entire family our most sincere condolences.


October 5, 2021

The passing of Maxine has left us all with a very heavy heart..such a beautiful, amazing , generous lady..always with her open arms to all who entered her memories of Maxine are of that..from her amazing homemade bread to her incredible peanut butter squares that i would always sneak one out of the front porch..where it was just like a always felt like xmas morning at the Glencross home..the moment you walked in Maxines first question was "are you hungry?"...from our after supper talks around the kitchen table and our little drinks that had to be in a little orange juice glass ..that was her always ready to listen to all our stories..these are my memories that i will always hold on to..
I am sure she is there now with Sharon and Barry and her beloved husband Gilmour..with big hugs and plenty of stories to share with them..
Rest in Peace love..until we meet again..xoxoxo
All My Love..
Linda Glencross

Donald & Shirley Gauvin

October 5, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the family

Ferdinand and Jane Runge

October 4, 2021

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our love goes out to Arlene, Jackie and all the family.